Chain of Abolition

“Chain of Abolition” Poetry Form
A poem of 22 lines, invented by Natydel of
Syllable Count: 4/5/6/7 /3/4/5/6/7/2/3/4/5/6/7/1/2/3/4/5/6/7
Rhyme Scheme: abcd eabcd feabcd gfeabcd (abcdeabcdfeabcdgfeabcd)
There is no meter requirement.
It is required that there be a line between stanzas.

Example Poem

Flying Out of Singapore

{a parody of signing off, forevermore}

enticing eyes
a curvaceous view
glossy lips, inviting
me to ravage you once more;

does member rise,
wanting inside you
lack of thought is fright’ning
Can you take it just once more?

kiss me!
about its size–
just as though it’s new
a kiss so exciting
I’d not take you for a whore.

I see
smooth silky thighs,
moist tastes to pursue
curves with pleasure writhing;
then we’re through forevermore-

(c) Lawrencealot – Sept 12, 2012

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Double Dactyl

A dactyl is a term used in formal English poetry to describe a trisyllablic metrical foot made up of one stressed syllable followed by two unstressed ones. Matador, realize, cereal and limerick as well as the word poetry itself are examples of words that are themselves dactyls. A double dactyl can therefore simply mean two consecutive dactyls.
A double dactyl is also a verse form, also known as “higgledy piggledy”[citation needed], purportedly[1] invented by Anthony Hecht and Paul Pascal in 1961, but having a history as a parlor word game earlier in the century. Like a limerick, it has a rigid structure and is usually humorous, but the double dactyl is considerably more rigid and difficult to write. There must be two stanzas, each comprising three lines of dactylic dimeter followed by a line with a dactyl and a single accent. The two stanzas have to rhyme on their last line.
The first line of the first stanza is repetitive nonsense. The second line of the first stanza is the subject of the poem, a proper noun (marked in these examples with a single asterisk, *, or where not exactly a proper name with a parenthesized asterisk (*)). Note that this name must itself be double-dactylic. There is also a requirement for at least one line of the second stanza to be entirely one double dactyl word, for example “va-le-dic-tor-i-an” (marked with two asterisks, **). Some purists still follow Hecht and Pascal’s original rule that no single six-syllable word, once used in a double dactyl, should ever be knowingly used again.[1]
A self-referential example by Roger L. Robison:
Long-short-short, long-short-short
Dactyls in dimeter,(*)
Verse form with choriambs
(Masculine rhyme):
One sentence (two stanzas)
Challenges poets who
Don’t have the time.  (Source: Wikipedia)
Example Poem
Dedicated to Ms Moore (Double Dactly)
Nickitty Pickity
normally worrisome
abstinent gent.
Enlivened due to a
Sexy Librarian’s
erotic bent.
(c) Lawrencealot – May 22, 2012
Author’s Note:
The 6th line above is an invented portmanteau created by inserting the common crude cultural expletive “fucking” inside of the existing word “fantastical”.
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8 lines, rhyming xxxaxxxa


The dribble is a brief poem consisting of exactly 100 letters (not 100 characters—spaces and punctuation are not counted).  Dribbles most often take the form of a quatrain that turns on a single rhyme and usually provide a humorous observation on a mundane or unconventional subject, but like the haiku or sonnet, some modern poets adhere only to the counting aspect of the form.  Because of the brevity of the form, the title of a dribble is often an integral part of the poem (its letters are not counted against the total).  The name of the dribble is derived from the micro-fiction form known as the drabble, a story consisting of exactly 100 words.
Example Poem
I Like to Write Classy Erotica, But…
I’m partial to the use of rhyme
and often want to use the word “want”
( in fact most of the time )
and up pops the unclassy word “c**t”.
© Lawrencealot – April 15, 2012

Fornlorn Suicide

The Form: Forlorn Suicide
Invented byNataly Scott, aka  NatyDel
Syllable Count for each stanza:
1=xRhyme Scheme:
Rhyme matches with the syllable count
For instance: All the 5’s rhyme, all the 6’s rhyme, and so forth.
Example Poem

Teacher’s Pet

Looking at your rear
is why I come to class.
I’ve never yet read the board.
I’d rather watch your ass.
I am always here;
I’ll never miss.
I want to be clear,
while still not being crass.
Watching you, I can’t get bored.

My grades are great.  I pass
for an engineer.
It’s just that this
boy wants you
to touch and kiss.
My meager veneer
becomes most underclass
when close; you are so adored.
Your shape’s an hourglass.
I try not to leer.

I love the bliss
of this view
my dear.
It is true
I’d be amiss
were that not true. We’re
married. Yet, I trespass
voyeuristically – ignored,

by teacher with smartass
hubby volunteer
here to assist,
yes, and to
be near

© Lawrencealot – August 8, 2012

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The Minute Poem is a 60 syllable verse form, one syllable for each second in a minute. The theme should be an event that is over and done completely, as in a minute. Since the dominant line is short the effect is likely humorous, whimsical or semi-serious. It was created by Verna Lee Hinegardner, once poet laureate of Arkansas.
It is written as three stanza with syllables of 8/4/4/4
The rhyme pattern is aabb ccdd eeff (aabbccddeeff)
It is written in strict iambic meter.
Example Poem
Wrong Room
My thought,  my dear,  was that tonight
I’d do it right.
No more wham bam,
Then kiss and scram.
I slid real close, and  loved the fit,
hand on your tit.
It was a dream
until the scream.
Your mom  fled from the rented room.
Impending doom.
I’d be in it
In a minute.
(c) Lawrencealot – February 9, 2012
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